Game pieces in place for Boca Helping Hands’ annual ‘Monopoly Event& Casino Game Night’
Boca Helping Hands (BHH) will host its eighth annual “Monopoly Event & Casino GameNight” April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Via Mizner Golf and Country Club. The event, chaired by Vickie Peck and Karen Swedenborg, will support the services provided by Boca Helping Hands. Gary Peters, board president and two-time National Monopoly Champion, introduced the tradition in 2007.
“Every year we have a great time at this event and through this occasion we bring awareness about Boca Helping Hands and our many programs that help individuals, families and children,” said Karen Swedenborg, development manager.
In addition to the fast-paced tournament style Monopoly, there will be casino gaming, music, dancing, dinner, cocktails, and a silent and live auction. Items up for bid include restaurant certificates for JB’s on the Beach, Grand Lux Café and Brio’s Tuscan Grill, and golf at BocaWest Country Club, Stonebridge Country Club, Boca Lago Country Club and Ironhorse Country Club. Other prizes include wine tastings, tickets to Kennedy Space Center, Sea World andWalt DisneyWorld, and more.
BHH assists in providing food and emergency aid to meet basic human needs and long-term solutions to break the cycle of dependence. Programs include a food center that serves hot lunch six days a week, a Thursday Family Night Dinner, a Pantry Program distributing more than 4,000 grocery bags monthly to qualified families, a Job Mentoring program helping clients become job ready, and a Resource Center that helps qualified residents with limited financial help and referrals to other organizations.
Through BHH, Backpacks Boca Helping Hands distributes more than 1,000 backpacks to eight elementary schools, filled with six meals and two snacks for the weekend. These are given to children who are on a free or reduced lunch program at their school and might not have any other sustenance over the weekend. BHH is always seeking ways to help their clients break the cycle of dependence.
Tickets range from $150 to $1,500. For more information, call 561-367-1193 or visit www.bocahelpinghands.org.